TOKYO, April 6 Japan's Nikkei share average fell
to the lowest level since mid-January in early trade on Thursday
as weak Wall Street performances soured sentiment, while a
stronger yen pressured the overall market.
The Nikkei dropped 1.0 percent to 18,668.90, the
lowest since Jan. 18. If it falls below 18,650.33 hit on that
day, it would be the lowest since early December.
The broader Topix declined 1.0 percent to 1,489.35
and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 1.0 percent to
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa)